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Lady RV
08-27-2007, 09:11 AM
Which is your Mountaineer?

(Please only vote if you have a Mountaineer, thank you)

09-02-2007, 08:06 AM
Well - I cast a vote as a Trailer Trailer. I do definitely know we have a TT, just not real sure if it counts as a Mountaineer (because it's both). It says in big letters on the front "Montana" (you can see it in my avatar) and real small by the door it says "Mountaineer by Montana". When ours was built (2000 model), "Mountaineers" were all TTs and they were the Montana TT line while the Big Sky and just "Montana" were the fifth wheels. The way I remember it, a new plant was built for Mountaineers (TTs) but the 5th wheel business really took off about that time, so the Mountaineer plant began a line of 5th wheels - sort of a "lower end" Montana at the time.

09-02-2007, 05:31 PM
Ours is a 5th wheel because that is what my wife wanted.[:p]

09-03-2007, 04:28 AM
Ours (as you can see) is a TT because our pole building only has a 12ft door on it. We really like our TT.

old turbo
09-03-2007, 06:53 AM
2004 297RKS 5vr. It is a good unit. I have fixed a few things to my specs. No other troubles. Looked at the tt in this model in 04 but the 5vr showed up on Ebay new so we made a good deal on the unit.

09-04-2007, 04:59 PM
5th wheel for us. Had to go with the Mountaineer because the "Montana" line didn't have bunk beds for our little ones. After working out the bugs we have been satisfied with the unit.

2 Sinks
09-05-2007, 02:29 AM
The Mountaineer 336RLT 5ver was our final choice after months of looking.The Mountaineer had more of what we wanted such as 2 bathroom sinks & the rear sliding bumper/bike rack,in my opinion it was a big bang for the buck.We prefered the rear bumper over the rear cap on the Montana and also like the electric outlet on the side.I installed the second a/c myself and also front scissor leveling jacks to level it up quickly,drop and block/shim the landing gear and this is one stable trailer.Installed a battery on/off master switch to prevent over charging when plugged in.I'm still tweaking a few things out and installing groumets around electric cables.Only a few minor repairs so far that we've done ourselves.Heading out Friday for three days of fun.

2006 Dodge 2500 HD HO Cummins 4x4 auto
2007 Mountaineer 336RLT
2 very grateful rescued Collies :D

09-06-2007, 02:49 AM
Our Mountaineer is a 2006 329RLT which we have had for almost a year. We chose this model for all the room and the enclosed bathroom. We have been very pleased with the choice and our dealer.

09-07-2007, 11:43 AM
quote:Originally posted by clutch

Ours is a 5th wheel because that is what my wife wanted.[:p]

Ditto!! :D

Ed Benson
09-12-2007, 04:18 PM
Our Mountaineer 305FKS is a travel trailer - we like the accessability and fewer steps up for access outside and in. Also - I wear a shell on my GMC DA and carry some cast iron ware / gas camp stove / ect.
The full size mid bath / shower was the real selling point for us and I installed a larger Thetford toilet on an angle for more comfortable usage.
We have added full Lazyboy interior, extra lighting in the tip, satelite cabling, ect for super comfort. We quite enjoy the rig.[8D]

Okie Guy
10-05-2007, 03:42 PM
Travel Trailer....I am trailer trash all the way! If thats possible in a Montana product.

10-05-2007, 05:16 PM
We have a travel trailer and love it!!

10-06-2007, 06:42 AM
We have the 297RKS Fifth wheel. It is great with the rear kitchen and the great mountain view window. The window was really nice when we were in the Colorado mountains to use it. We went with the fifth wheel because it pulls nicer. Just my opion. Actually any camper from Montana would be better than none.

10-09-2007, 03:15 PM
we love our Mountaineer - pulled it 6K miles this summer in a little over 3 weeks. Fits out family of 4 (2 teenage sons) well.

Replaced the original tires before the trip this summer for added peace of mind.

10-23-2007, 02:58 AM
The 319BHD-07 Fifth Wheel. Looked for years. Live in it has been over a year. ONLY WAY TO FLY.

11-07-2007, 11:56 AM
First 5er we've ever had.
2007 Mountaineer 336RLT


11-11-2007, 01:01 PM
We have the 2005 328RLS our first 5th Wheel and absolutely love it.

11-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Mountaineer 2006 330RKBS TT

11-14-2007, 03:33 AM
We have a 2004 297RKS. Great unit, well designed and problem free.
The only negative about this unit is the useless convection of the Apollo microwave.

11-14-2007, 12:45 PM
We have the 2006 344ret 5th wheel and just love the entertainment on the back wall.
Makes the living room very open. Took it to Alaska this year and held up pretty well.

11-14-2007, 12:57 PM
2006 329RLS 5er



11-17-2007, 12:06 PM
We really enjoy our 348RLS.
Alot of bang for the buck.
We looked at both Montana and Mounty and the 348RLS Mounty gave us what we wanted for alot less money.

11-20-2007, 10:59 AM
Dw and I are the proud owners of an '06 329RLS 5er .
Only major problem we had was returning to Michigan from Montana last year and the cable holding the spare tire broke causing the wheel assembly to bounce around underneath causing a lot of undercarriage damage. I didn't realize what happened, I thought I just hit a bump in the road. A nice lady caught up to me at a stop light and asked me if I knew I had lost my spare tire. She took me back to where she had last seen it bouncing, and with a lot of luck I was able to retrieve it. Luckily it didn't bounce through someone's windshield!
We were able to return home without any further problems, took the coach back to our dealer expecting a big hassle. Darn, they took me in with open arms, did the necessary repairs under warranty and even gave me a new tire and wheel assembly.
This year we had one of those real good Mission tires shift a belt on our way to Virginia. I called Good Sam and 3 hours later we were back on our way.
Before our next trip I'll be buying 4 new skins made in the good ole USA.
Jim and Carla

11-23-2007, 04:47 AM
We have the 335RLBS TT. We travel with a Royal Star Motorcycle in the PU Bed, so we needed to stay with the TT's (don't like Toy haulers). This is our 5th TT in 35 years of Traveling and it's great. Whih the right hitch and setup they travel wonderfully.

If we didn't have a MC we would have chosen the 5er. It's nice to have the extra ceiling height that you get from the 5er.

IU Fan
01-19-2008, 03:37 AM
We have a 2007 Model 2955 5th wheel Mountaineer which we really like. We chose it over many others in the Keystone family and other brands as well. It seems to be well constructed and we took it on a 13000 mile maiden voyage last summer to Alaska with no problems. This is our first experience with a towable coming from the motorhome world of many years. Moved to the towable for economic reasons and miss some of the "nice to haves" of the motorhome but with some time and experience we have adapted quite well. Probably should have spent a little more money and had a genset installed but we carry a portable one...not as convenient but does the job. Also miss the ability to operate 120v off of the batteries when dry camping.

For the money, we are very pleased and hope that Keystone doesn't turn this line into a bunkhouse line....our tour of the factory last Fall seemed like they were leaning in that direction.

01-19-2008, 01:57 PM

Went from TT to 5th wheel which we really love

02-24-2008, 02:30 PM
348 RLS 5th wheel.
This is my first stepup from a popup trailer.
I've used it for two years and are now looking at other models to see if another model suits us better.

02-26-2008, 01:21 PM
Just bought a 2008 model 3400RL

Wiarton William
03-12-2008, 12:58 PM
A 2008-305RLA Mountaineer Edition 5th Wheel........bought it in Oct 07...cant use it until early summer...First trailer was a 04 Keystone Sprinter 29ft that we actually occupied on the road for 27 months of the 40 that we owned it...actually we had to buy it... the DW's fingernails gouged the paint as I was removing her from the trailer without her consent...:D

The Old Fogies
11-22-2008, 01:17 AM
We just moved up to a 5th wheel.

11-22-2008, 06:02 AM
I looked and walked through many. I chose the 5th wheel over TT in the end because I liked the roomier feel and more storage in the "basement".

01-27-2009, 04:56 PM
After 10 years of going to RV shows, we finally settled on a travel trailer. Nick wanted a Keystone product and settled on a Montana Mountaineer and I was picky about the floor plan. Last summer (2008) we bought a 2007 32 foot FLD model at a great close out price, a little earlier than we wanted (because we aren't quite retired), but they weren't going to make the model anymore so we had to jump. I love this floor plan,because I wanted a desk, and emphasis on a livingroom, instead of a kitchen, and other features, but apparently it wasn't a popular layout so they discontinued after one year?

01-28-2009, 03:48 AM
2007 31RLD TT. I didn't want to have something almost 13" high!

01-28-2009, 04:29 AM

We have a 5th wheel. As with other comments, the floorplan and overall set up was what sold us on our unit.


01-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Ours is a 2002 298rls mountaineer 5th wheel.

Love it!!!

01-29-2009, 03:06 PM
We have a fifth wheel, 2008 305RLT model. Picked it up in Michigan last March and headed to the Grand Canyon in late March. We volunteered at the South Rim for 3 months and at the North Rim for 2 months. Love the floorplan, very livable, no major problems except for a recurring problem with a leaking anti-siphon valve. Had a second AC, slide toppers and a Splendide 2100XC washer/dryer combo installed at the dealer when we picked up the rig.

07-13-2009, 08:23 AM
My 2002 298RLS 5er has been behind a TV for 60K plus miles. Nothing but routine maintenance and replacement of wear items, brakes, tires etc. As for this being a "lower" end Montana as mentioned in a prior post, if you compare my 5er to a "MONTANA" you will find virtually no difference in quality of materials of workmanship. I purchased this unit new and love it.

07-13-2009, 08:37 AM
As you can see from our signature, we have a 326FKBS Mountaineer TT. With our Hensley arrow hitch it pulls like a dream. If I couldn't see it in the mirror, I'd never know it's back there. We put about 8,000 miles a year traveling and we love the TT. I get to put lots of unneeded junk in the pickup bed :

07-15-2009, 08:51 AM
We have a "07" 329RLT. Only add-on is Onan 3500 Generator. Which we still haven't used. We found it used (ebay) for one year by a young (younger than me) couple from Austria. After we made the deal they returned to Europe and left everything but their clothes. We have had it nine months now and I am still finding things I didn't know I had.
While we are on the subject, can anyone explain the difference between the models?

07-15-2009, 10:34 AM
1st 5th wheel for us and we love it.

07-15-2009, 10:52 AM
1st 5th wheel for us and we love it.

10-18-2009, 02:12 PM
We have a 2008 329RLT 5th wheel that was built on June 1-2007. They stopped making this floor plan in August of 07. It's a floor plan we just love.


10-18-2009, 05:47 PM
303RLD, 5'er. Pull it over 18 K in two years, an two winters in Baja. We dry camp alot and the Mountanieer has fit our needs to a T. Added an inverter, solar panel. Pull our rack is a plus to haul my water tank and 'Blue Boy'.


10-21-2009, 12:26 PM
We have a 2002 298rls 5th wheel. Love it!

10-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Our Montana Mountaineer 342PHT was not our first choice but it was the best purchase for the buck. If you look at http://www.keystone-mountaineer.com/ they explain that the mountaineer is an upgrade to the Montana. We purchased our Mountaineer because it has a different floor plan then what was offered in the Montana. Geared more towards a family! Here are some pictures or ours http://home.comcast.net/~brandtcpc/Camping.html as you can see it has a special floor plan that has fold down bunks in the back along with a bumper that slides out to become a bike rack alone with the extra high cabinets and upgraded counter top.